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BREAKING NEWS

Senior Club News

Brocton Portland Seniors

The next meeting of the Brocton-Portland seniors will be June 30 at Legion in Brocton. The menu is pizza and wings for a cost of $5. Reservations must be made by June 23; call Rita Stonefoot at 792-4565. Members are to bring personal table service and optional foods.

This meeting will have a 4th of July theme. Bingo with prizes to follow. A Committee of Dan and Robin Carr, Harold and Phyllis Buvholtz, and Pat Zanghi will do tables, set up and clean up. New members are always welcome

Silver Creek Seniors

On June 10, the Silver Creek Seniors and Sheridan Happy Seniors jointly met at the Colony House in Irving to celebrate a Mother’s/Father’s Day Banquet. The event began with the Pledge of Allegiance. Dorothy Miniri said the prayer. Lorrie Newman read some jokes.

50/50 winners were Newman, Harry Suski, Ellyn Sutehall, Evelyn Martin, Barb Tower, Joann Martin, Pat Smith, MaryAnn Seibert, Ernie Hilliker and Conrad Pawlak.

Door prize winners were Val Pietrkewicz, Suski, Eleanor Lemiszko and Thelma Hilliker.

Tower provide a cake for dessert.

Everyone had a good time.

Share & Care Board of Directors met on June 2.

Secretary Margaret Larson read the minutes, which were approved on a motion by Charles Mancuso, seconded by Sue Walsh.

Rose Cerrie, treasurer, reported on the dinner party at St. Joseph’s School.

Floral arrangements donated by Larson and Barbara Burtner were won by 50/50 raffle.

The party was a success due to the hard work of the trustees. Pat’s Catering did a great job, and all the food was delicious.

The next party will be held on Sept. 27. The board voted to make donations to the Fredonia and Dunkirk libraries.

A motion to adjourn was made by Mancuso, seconded by Betty Klawon.

The Dunkirk Senior Citizens Board of Directors

The Dunkirk Senior Citizen Board of Directors met recently at the Senior Center. President Barbara Bajdas led the group in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Carol Kozlowski reported that communications were received from the Chautauqua County Senior Council and the United Way. The Chautauqua County Office of the Aging has extended an invitation to all seniors inviting them to attend their summer picnic on July 18 at Midway Park. Tickets are available at the Office of the Aging for $6. Attendees must provide their own transportation. Thank you cards were received from Dolores Campbell and Joanne Goetz. A sympathy card was sent to Donna Messina and a get well card was sent to Paul Soper.

Kozlowski reported on the House and Safety Committee. Several areas inside the building are being painted, a motion light was installed, and two community gardens have been planted. A wooden shed is expected to be erected by mid-June. Outdoor flower pots and baskets have been planted and hung by Delphine Woloszyn. Cheryl Sheedy, Pat Kibbe and their committee cleaned and organized the books in the library. Donations of newer books are always appreciated.

There are currently 309 paid Dunkirk members and 164 social members.

Nancy Crandall reported on the pinochle program and exercise programs. Kibbe volunteered to keep the exercise equipment clean. The next Big Bingo will be held on Wednesday, June 11. A complimentary lunch will be served to the first sixty members who come to play. The meal will be served at 4:30, followed by bingo at 5 p.m.

The Craft Committee completed their Independence Day favors for the Meals on Wheels patrons. The Sunshine Committee will also deliver some favors to our infirm members.

Bajdas was pleased to report that the Dunkirk Farmers’ Market will be located at the Center near the Ruggles Street entrance. The market will open on Wednesday, June 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The food coupons will be distributed at the Center on July 10.

Bajdas reminded the members to be careful in the parking lot until repairs are completed. Sheedy is seeking volunteers to trim the bushes around the building.

In an attempt to extend secretarial coverage in the office, Bajdas is working on a schedule to be open for business on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.

A number of trips are scheduled. One is a trip to Amish country in Clymer on June 17. On June 20, a group will travel to the Niagara Seneca Casino. There are still a few seats available at the cost of $25. The cost includes $20 free play, $5 food coupon, transportation, gratuity, prizes and goody bags. On July 11, a second trip to Amish country is scheduled. Reservations are being accepted for a July 17 trip to Allegany Casino. The cost is $30, which includes a free play bonus of $35.

An ice cream social is scheduled for July 22. The cost is $1. A beautiful grill with cover and utensils as well as a $20 gift card will be raffled. On July 28, the group will travel to Erie where participants will board a boat to view lighthouses. Upon return, the group will stop at the Peach Street Buffet. Big Bingo will be played on August 13. On August 24, a full bus will leave for Atlantic City where travelers will enjoy a four day and three night stay at the Resorts Hotel. The last payment is due on Friday, June 13.

The next meeting will be held on July 3.

Grape Belt Seniors

Many of the Grape Belt Seniors who traveled to New York City will be back at exercise class and coffee hour today to talk about their experiences on the tour.

The Center will be closed next week from Monday through Friday. Several GBS members will be meeting at the first parking lot at Point Gratiot at 9 a.m. daily to exercise by walking around the park. Anyone interested is welcome to join the walkers.

The GBS Board will meet on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Tim Horton’s on Lake Shore Drive. Instead of a pot luck luncheon this month the GBS will meet for lunch on the Wednesday at the Clarion Hotel at 11:30 a.m.

The trip to Niagara Casino on Thursday, June 26 is a Customer Appreciation Day, which means participants receive $20 slot dollars amd the buffet lunch is included in the $25 charge. Call Judy Marino at 672-5778 to register for one of the few remaining seats.

The annual members’ day picnic is on Wednesday, July 23. Since the main dish will be provided, please sign up for the picnic either at the Center or by calling Judy. Those attending are asked to bring a salad or a dessert.

United Senior Citizens

The United Senior Citizens recently held their monthly catered luncheon at the Fredonia Beaver Club with 61 members in attendance.

President Charles St. George opened the meeting with a moment of silent prayer in memory of Ray Halasinski, introduced Dolores Swank and William Warmbrodt as guests and read a card of thanks from the Szablewski family. He then led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Norma St. George gave the invocation.

Barb Centner, David Kolassa, Margaret Larson, Peggy Pokoj, Pat Smith, Frederick Summerton and Josephine Wierczynski were winners of the 50/50.

Callers for the June meeting – Elizabeth Baldwin, Margaret Larson, Ann Cohen, Lucy Saeli, Dorothy Hilliker and Wierczynski were thanked for their efforts. Anthony Borrello, Phyllis Laurito, Josephine Siragusa, Ann Kurgan and Gen Ludemann were the members who have June birthdays.

The group will next meet on July 14. The menu will be rigatoni macaroni (pasta) with meat sauce, meatballs and sausage, grated Italian grated cheese, garlic and plain Italian bread, mixed tossed salad, dessert and coffee. This is truly an Italian dinner.

The calling committee for the July meeting will be Sue Ann Carlson, Mary Ann Thompson, Olive Rusch, Pokoj, Wierczynski, and Hilliker.

President St. George introduced five members of the Elderly Men’s Cockeye Club who meet every Saturday for lunch and talk of old times, as well as their World War II tours of duty. He stated that Warmbrodt was the oldest, and St. George the second oldest. He also tried to recruit new members.

Patricia Bradley ended the meeting with the treasurer’s report.

Following the meeting, bingo was hosted by Laurito and Saeli.

Sheridan Happy Seniors

The Sheridan Happy Seniors met at 1 p.m. on June 6, with 25 members present.

Arlene Miller led the prayer, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of “God Bless America” and the “Happy Senior” song.

Shirley Sikorski called roll. Jo Wehust read the minutes of the last meeting and Angie Logan read the treasurer’s report. Both were approved.

The County picnic is July 18.

The group’s next meeting will be June 20 at 1 p.m. The food committee will be Miller, Jean McDaniels and Enabelle Mirando. The group will visit the new courthouse in Sheridan.

Joyce Pietrkewicz and Wilma Crowell won the 50-50 raffle. Doris Trewiler won The Riles & Woolley drawing..

Gertie Syper read jokes.

The meeting ended and refreshments were served. Those who wished to stay played Bingo.

50-Plus Seniors

A variety of activities are scheduled for this week at The L.K. Painter Community Center. Pickle ball is scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the gym. On Wednesdays during the summer Pat Tucker will hold games and crafts at 1 p.m. in the Senior room. Quilting with Florence will continue on Wednesdays at The Collins Public Library Community Room from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call Florence Reynolds at 532-3075 for information about quilting.

Two new activities are scheduled for the month of June. Active senior aerobics will be offered each Monday in June from noon to 1 p.m. in the gym. Kim Robbins will lead this free program. Wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes. The other new activity will be exercises with Pat Tucker in the new Senior Room.It will be held Wednesdays, starting June 18 at 10 a.m.. These exercises combine the regular senior and arthritis group exercises. .

Don’t forget the luncheon for Joan Byrne on Thursday June 19 at noon at the center’s gym. Come and say farewell to Joan.

Share & Care Board of Directors

Share & Care Board of Directors met on June 2.

Secretary Margaret Larson read the minutes, which were approved on a motion by Charles Mancuso, seconded by Sue Walsh.

Rose Cerrie, treasurer, reported on the dinner party at St. Joseph’s School.

Floral arrangements donated by Larson and Barbara Burtner were won by 50/50 raffle.

The party was a success due to the hard work of the trustees. Pat’s Catering did a great job, and all the food was delicious.

The next party will be held on Sept. 27. The board voted to make donations to the Fredonia and Dunkirk libraries.

A motion to adjourn was made by Mancuso, seconded by Betty Klawon.